October 15th, 2015

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Poem: "A Sting in the Tail"

This poem came out of the October 6, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] shiori_makiba and [personal profile] rix_scaedu. It also fills the "freak accident" square in my card for the Halloween / Samhain Bingo fest and the "kidfic" square in my 10-1-15 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by the general fund, based on an audience poll. It belongs to the Danso and Family thread of the series Polychrome Heroics; this is Lakia's backstory, so it takes place prior to "The Ones Who Would Do Anything."

Warning: This story contains some edgy concepts. Highlight to read more details, some of which are spoilers. It includes foster care, negative experiences in the foster system, references to drinking problems, minor neglect, bullying, cruel language, uncontrolled use of superpowers, nonconsensual activation of superpowers, forced separation, running away, and other angst. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Poem: "With a Hammer in His Hand"

This poem is something I'd been thinking about for a while, particularly after writing "The Lights Behind Us." Then we watched a performance and that cemented it. This poem also fills the "exhausted" square in my 8-31-15 card for the Tones and Voices Bingo Fest. It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Granny Whammy and SPOON thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem touches on some sensitive issues. Highlight to read the details, some of which are spoilers. It contains historic references to racism, classism, and possibly also mistreatment of people with special abilities -- the results of which are fatal. Plus some other angst like floundering through a task not really suited to one's skillset and dealing with loneliness. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward. Also, this poem is written in two parts, one set in 1955 and the other in 2013, so keep an eye on the timing.

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